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11-13-11, 10:41 AM #1
The government may someday be able to read your mindNeuroscientists are actively developing technologies to create more effective lie detectors, to determine if people have been at a crime scene, or to predict who may be more likely to engage in violent crime.
As the accuracy and reliability of these experiments continue to improve, the temptation will be strong to use these techniques in counter-terrorism, in the courtroom, perhaps even at airports.
And if brain imaging for lie detection is shown to be reliable, intelligence agencies may want to use it to discover moles, employers may want to use it to screen employees, schools to uncover vandals or cheaters.
More here: My Take: Keep government out of mind-reading business – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs
11-14-11, 11:24 AM #2
Better lie detectors? I can buy that. Predicting who is "likely to commit" violent crimes? Have you seen the movie "Minority Report"?CHIRP! CHIRP!
11-14-11, 12:31 PM #3
Who hasn't walked in a bank and looked at the cameras and wondered if you could rob it? Of course you don't, it's just imaginative mischief. So the bank installs alarms that read your mind and you get charged for something you never actually would have done?Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.
If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.
I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones
Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman
11-14-11, 01:27 PM #4
"predict who may be more likely to engage in violent crime."
when i do that the liberals call it profiling
i call it good policing
"A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
brought my rifle."
(just stole this one hope you don't mind)
The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant,
it is just that they know so much that isn't so.
President Ronald Reagan
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